Peterborough

Bill seeks to decrease drug overdose deaths

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A proposed bill would grant limited immunity to people who call 911 to report a drug-related medical emergency. Reporting a drug- or alcohol-related medical emergency could soon give the caller limited immunity from drug-related charges in New Hampshire — an effort intended to encourage the calling of 911 and the potential preservation of life. The bill’s intent is to try to put the brakes on hundreds of overdose deaths a … 0

Runners ready for Boston Marathon

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

John Singelais’s stomach was full of butterflies at the start of the Boston Marathon last year, on the first Patriot’s Day race since the deadly bombing. But once the starting pistol fired, and Singelais ran the 26.2 miles from Hopkinton, Massachusetts, to Boylston Street, he was more than relaxed. He was invigorated by … 0

Conval: Pie and parenting

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — Kate Post’s son, Henry, was not enjoying the first grade. She asked her son what he would change about his school day. More recess. More P.E, he said. From Henry’s answer grew the fledgling parents’ organization Parents for Inspiring Education — PIE, for short. Nine parents met at Post’s farmhouse Monday, … 0

Letters: Devastated by theft of sign

Thursday, April 9, 2015

To the editor: On March 28, we realized that the sign for our home decor store, Laurel & Grove, had been stolen. I am writing in the hope that someone would have seen something or the person or people would return our sign. I started the store in … 0

Letters: Voting still to do in Peterborough

Thursday, April 9, 2015

To the editor: On April 7, Peterborough held its annual Deliberative Session and those in attendance sent the voters several articles to vote on and a budget of over $13 million. That’s a lot of money. Through the years voters have supported the Budget Committee’s recommendations. This year … 0

View from the river: ‘A fun evening of lively competition’

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

I called my 91-year-old aunt this week. We chatted about many things, one of which was her recent interest in March Madness. I don’t really understand this, but I do know it involves basketball teams. It seems that … 0

Finding a home: Family needs a car

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A current guest at the Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter is the mother of three very well-behaved children. Having lived in this area at one time, the mother knew about MATS. Due to some challenges in the recent past, … 0

Letters: Oppose Fast Track

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

To the editor: The Trans-Pacific Partnership, a pending international trade agreement shrouded in secrecy, is a major blow against citizens who value food, medicine, the Internet, the environment or democracy in general. This wish list for corporate interests at the expense of our own sovereignty and justice system … 0

Peterborough: Brothers take first place

Monday, April 13, 2015

A panel of three judges sipped 21 varieties of maple syrup, closing their eyes between each taste to immortalize the syrups’ flavors. Meanwhile, several dozen audience members crowded around to sample the same syrups. This was the spectacle … 1

ConVal: Theater group signs MOU

Monday, April 13, 2015

The nonprofit Contoocook Valley Visual and Performing Arts Center is moving forward with a fundraising campaign to bring a bigger and better theater to ConVal High School and the region. The group settled a memorandum of understanding with … 0

conval: ConVal School Board adds student to its ranks

Monday, April 13, 2015

The ConVal School Board will soon have a new member: a high school student. “This is an opportunity to sit at the table with us, and start talking about how [an issue] affects kids,” said Chair Butch Estey Monday. “We can ask them how it affects them, and … 0

ConVal: Teaming up and taking steps for cancer research

Monday, April 13, 2015

Purple blanketed the red-and-white gym at Keene State College on Friday night, as hundreds of feet pounded pavement at the Relay for Life. No team raised more money at the fundraiser for cancer research than Team Carney. Emma … 0

Peterborough: Bank branch to close

Monday, April 13, 2015

PETERBOROUGH — The People’s United Bank at the Route 202/101 intersection will close at the end of May, according to a letter the company mailed to customers April 10. “Obviously, this is a decision made by a multi-state business. It goes without saying that I’m disappointed in another … 0